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What do Alice Cooper and the Canadian Elections have in common?

Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Singularity Engine++
They're both coming to Kitchener, Ontairo on Oct 14!

We got this guy
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Comin' to my town, on his Psychodrama Tour,to help us assuage our fears for the future, our dread that we made the wrong decision just hours earlier, and to ROCK THE FUCK OUT!

As for the elections, we get to choose (in a roundabout manner) which of these assholes gets to Prime Minister until they decide the polls are favourable enough to call another election.

Steven Harper
He's been accused, much like Al Gore, of being a robot. I think this video proves it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxy5kG7MqhU

Just look at that empty, soulless stare, as it attempts to replicate the thing we call "Emotion". He's also the current PM.

Stephan Dion
I admittedly don't know much about him, but what I've heard is that he's a little out of touch with the non-university professor crowd. I don't know, but here's a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC4tHRsSMSY

Jack Layton
He's the leader of the New Democratic Party, and still like to think he has any chance of actually making it to the office of PM. It's kind of cute, really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssErE2hFNXI

See? Hopeless romantic.

Elizabeth May
The Green Party candidate. I know even less about her, but the Greens are apparently a more grassroots party (no sad pun intended).

This observation is based on the following video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VvdG_RL7qY

All that said, don't vote for the leader, that's stupid. Figure out what your local MPs stand for, and vote accordingly.




But enough about all that political bullshit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmhTc8AjQdk

Any of you seen this guy Live? I certainly haven't, and neither have the two guys I'm going with ((Treborias and Pony). I swear though, if anyone says word one about how he used to be better, I will come to your home and cut you.

So, Alice Cooper and/or the Canadian Elections. Discuss!

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I saw Alice Cooper live two years ago and it was way better than hearing Stephane Dion speak this year

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    a proof is a proof

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i am voting green

    and also i am seeing alice cooper with caulk bite

    life is good

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I am voting liberal because it is the only party that has any kind of chance of beating the conservatives in my riding!

    But the conservatives will still win so my vote doesn't matter

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    That reminds me, i need to find out which parties are in my riding. I boasted I would vote for one of the communist parties and it would suck if I had to live up to that.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The Conservatives in my riding have more supporters than all of the other parties combine.

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    The Conservatives in my riding have more supporters than all of the other parties combine.

    h5 alberta!

    we have two contested ridings in the entire province and they will both still go blue

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    I am voting liberal because it is the only party that has any kind of chance of beating the conservatives in my riding!

    But the conservatives will still win so my vote doesn't matter

    no, it does matter, especially if it turn out to be another Minority Government. Those, oddly, seem to get the most done that favour the people.

    Someone feel free to correct me, if I'm wrong.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    andrew telegdi, the liberal mp in my riding (and incumbent) is really fucking popular

    i'm voting green anyway because even if they don't win their ridings votes for the green party get counted for the purposes of federal funding and i believe they should be taken seriously as a federal party

    me being all pro-green is a pretty recent stance largely brought on by the green party lady in my riding personally speaking to me and explaining to me why i should vote for her.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    I am voting liberal because it is the only party that has any kind of chance of beating the conservatives in my riding!

    But the conservatives will still win so my vote doesn't matter

    no, it does matter, especially if it turn out to be another Minority Government. Those, oddly, seem to get the most done that in favour of the people.

    Someone feel free to correct me, if I'm wrong.

    your riding matters.

    your member of parliament is your representative in federal government. he or she speaks for you, and is supposed to reflect your views and opinions.

    even if the party that the MP you voted for doesn't become the ruling party, if they still win the riding then your vote does matter and you are properly represented in the parliamentary system.

    if the MP you voted for doesn't win your riding, well... that sucks and you are not accurately represented in parliament.

    BUT! the vote still gets counted for the purposes of federal funding so you are still supporting that party.

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    the thing about alberta is that the conservatives win every single election in almost every single riding. So the other parties don't even bother campaigning here. Politically, we are a waste of time.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    all the more reason I hope my boast goes unfulfilled.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »

    That is pretty funny even though I have no clue about Canadian politics at all. I bet it's downright hilarious if you actually understand the context.

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    and when I say my vote doesn't matter it is because my riding always elects a conservative MP, no matter what. She doesn't even sign her own pamphlets anymore, her aid does.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    rick mercer report is basically the canadian political equivalent to the daily show

    it is wonderful

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    http://www.voteforenvironment.ca/ is the site for you if you think that Conservatives are dirty and evil.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    the green party candidate in my riding was doing a public thingy recently

    speaking to a crowd of folks outside, taking questions

    and i was all "I'm a progressive conservative who feels alienated by the federal conservative party. What does the Green Party offer me?"

    and she basically pitched her platform to me in a framework of eco-conservatism

    i can dig that

    i like saving money and helping the environment

    we can do both

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    You Choose

    A Conservative stronghold, so do what you can for the environment.

    please kill me

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    rick mercer report is basically the canadian political equivalent to the daily show

    it is wonderful

    The Shmaily Shmow with Smohn Shmewart.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    You Choose

    A Conservative stronghold, so do what you can for the environment.

    please kill me

    Yeah, I got the same.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    there's actually a libertarian party candidate in my riding

    but i won't vote for him

    i used to consider myself libertarian

    now, not so much

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    the conservative candidate didn't show up for a forum thing here so they gave his seat the marxist-leninist

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    I'm actually kind of warming up to Dion right now.

    Someone tell me what's his problem.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i hear he feasts on the flesh of babies, and they claim he lacks leadership skills or something

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Well he pretty much failed to explain how his Green Shift would stop people from importing carbon heavy goods whose production wouldn't be taxed and, instead of trying to explain it, he used the economic crisis as a distraction.

    that said, he is probably the best pick and just did what any politician would do when they have a chance to make the other guy look bad

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    dion basically has zero good ideas, no ability to lead, no charisma, no energy, no ability to command the respect of the people even within his own party.

    he's basically a political limp dick.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    How did he become leader of the liberals anyway?

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    split vote between Rae and Ignatieff

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Something something Ignatieff vs. Rae and both lost.

    Also Dion wrote hells of policy in the Chretien years

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    At least Bob Rae could deliver some zingers.

    And he went fishing and skinny dipping with Mercer.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    can't understand a word he says, and I speak fluent french

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    he speaks better than chretien so no one can complain about his english

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    see the thing is I can't judge his policies at all because I can't understand a god damn word he says

    so the only thing I get to judge him on is his voice and I judge him harshly

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I can understand him just fine. You're just crazy, Zot.

    It's still kind of funny that Duceppe speaks better English than Dion.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    when I get to vote in a couple years I'm just gonna draw penises all over the ballot

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  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    they will just mark it as a vote for the conservatives, you know

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There's a little sort of reality T.V. show thing that CTV is doing. First episode is the Finance Minster candidates debating economic policy in front of an audience of people working in sales. Second episode is candidates from the four parties debating environmental policy in front of horrible dirty polluters.http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=08E48D5DF5A4FC88&page=1

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